From stemmed glasses to fine wine selections, in New York City everyone likes to swirl and sip on the most elegant and affordable wines out there. With light snacks and cheese plates that bring out the expressions of many varietals, some places do it right while others.. do it better. Check out our picks for some of the top wine bars in the city.
35 Downing Street New York, NY 212-691-0404
Brought to us by bro-team, Eric and Bruce Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Wine Bar is the perfect place to come late night for a glass of wine. With an extensive wine list serving wines from Italy, France and other popular regions, they also produce mouth-watering small dishes bursting with flavor that help bring out the subtleties of the wine. Tucked away in the West Village, this wine bar is quite the find with its cozy decor and friendly service.
98 Rivington Street New York, NY 212-614-0473
323 3rd Avenue New York, NY 212-683-3035
With two locations, one in the Lower East Side and another in Gramercy, Inoteca serves up quality wine with most of their selection having economical prices. Their menu consists of delicious snacks and cheese platters, as well as the pastas which are delectable and made in house. Take a moment to peruse through their all-Italian wine list and enjoy a glass of your favorite varietal.
74 7th Avenue South New York, NY 212-367-7470
Located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Barrow Street, Centro Vinoteca is a relaxed, chic wine bar serving up seasonal and regionally-inspired dishes. The wine list features over 200 wines from all over Italy. If you order a glass, you will receive a quartino, a small decanter that holds a quarter of a liter of wine. Way to go Centro!
161 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 212-686-1352
Going green in shades of red, white and rose, this progressive wine bar sells organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines all from small-rural producers from Europe. They also have mediterranean influenced fare and a fabulous brunch. If you are looking to try new wines and branch out from your typical Pinot Noir, this place is the place to go.
65 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10003 212-777-1608
In the East Village, there is nothing like enjoying a glass of wine at Winebar, while you sit outside and chat with your pals. If it is a little chilly out, they even put out heaters to keep you warm. This place has stayed consistently good throughout the years, serving up tasty flatbreads, small bites and cheese/meat plates.